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  • n. Plural form of enigma.


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  • They do not have answers and are often called enigmas or paradoxes.

    Solaris: The Impossible Game

  • Compared with the visions and dreams vouchsafed to other prophets, God's communications with Moses were "not in enigmas."

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • It is typical of the inventiveness of the museum's approach that the second picture, one of the "enigmas" that followed that conviction, isn't by de Chirico, but a copy by Max Ernst. As with all the exhibitions, the show offers interactive experiments, including theater workshops, concerts and a "dreaming website."

    Florence's Catalyst for Change

  • I've always said it's a copout to write about European players as "enigmas," when really the failing of those who write about players from other countries is that they don't approach them for what they are instead of what they "should be."

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • He concludes that these animals, plants, and monsters of myths are so many "enigmas" and "symbols" veiling some deep, sacred idea, allegories of some esoteric religious creed.


  • When I draw bunny suicide cartoons (for which I'm best known) the bunnies are enigmas: I don't know exactly why they are killing themselves any more than anyone else.

    Andy Riley: 7 Things You're Dying To Do When Angry And Can't, But These 'Selfish Pigs' Can (PHOTOS)

  • For decades, the judges on television courtroom dramas and police procedurals were adjudicating enigmas.

    Judges With Temperaments

  • They are at once bright and mournful enigmas, camouflaged constructs that appear to rise naturally from the earth on which they were built.

    Sullen Months, Möbius Strips

  • Tate Britain, SW1, Wed to 15 JanSkye SherwinA coup for the Ceri Hand Gallery, with their Brooklyn signing Jen Liu bringing in a collaboration of sorts with the renowned Californian artist of conceptual enigmas, John Baldessari.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • One shares Marie's frustration with Santa's meta-fictional games: "Weary of this history burdened with enigmas, disappearances, incoherencies, where the real met the illusory, the insane and the possible were constantly intertwined, Marie suddenly decided to cease her investigations."

    Hidden Lives by Sylvie Germain, translated by Mike Mitchell – review


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